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How to Promote Your Website the Right Way

When we talk about presence building links, it should be something that you focus on. The best type of link building strategy you can employ is one that will focus on marketing and promotion and not just links. A lot of these activities can help to increase sales and brand your website in a positive light. You will have to do very little else if you perform these promotional activities efficiently.

Article Marketing

Article marketing is one of the most popular methods of website promotion and this is where you create and distribute content to article directories. It is a very powerful link building tactic and one that you should definitely use. Most people know about article marketing but believe it or not, very few people know how to do is successfully. Let’s say for example, that you write an article and submit it to ezinearticles.com.You will then get a link from that directory to your website and if the search engines don’t ignore it, you will get some link juice too. Now the average article marketer will use a piece of software and spin the article they submitted into dozens of different variations and then submit it to other article directories and get some links. Again if the search engines don’t ignore these links they will get a little more link juice.

It’s really simple isn’t it?

How about an alternative that will allow you to get links for some other websites too? If you want to stay ahead of your competition then the topic and the quality of your writing needs to be considered. A well written topical article is more likely to be taken from an article directory and placed on someone else’s website which means another link for you. Makes sense doesn’t it? When writing articles for article directories you should avoid writing articles on how to buy your products or services as such articles are not going to get the attention you require. Instead you need to write real informational articles that people want to read. Doing this will give you more options when it comes to getting links too.

Using HubPages and Other Social Media Sites

Squidoo and Hubpages are great places to publish your content too and the search engines seem to love them. I would suggest however that you don’t put junk on these websites and that you read the rules and know how the sites actually work if you want to leverage the links that they can give you.

What Good PR Can Do

Public relations can do wonders for your website and links. If you can get your story published, get radio interviews, or even email interviews, you will be adding to your website promotion. Press releases are a great way to get the word out about your website and if done correctly; can get you a lot of attention and links.

The Power of Affiliates And Viral Marketing

Anytime you can give someone else the HTML code to use to link to your website and product, the better. You at least know that your core search terms are going to be used. This is sometimes the normal approach used in affiliate programs where the affiliate will take your code and place it on their websites. Your website and product get a great deal of promotion and you get more links. You can use this same process for viral marketing. If for example you create a tool or plugin that you are letting people use on their websites for free they will take the code you give them which will include a link to your websites, place it on their website, and hey presto you get another link. Free promotion is great.

Marketing and Advertising For Link Building

Anything that you do to market or advertise your website has the potential to also create links back to your website and of course marketing and advertising can help to increase your profits too. So market your business and watch the links build themselves.

Reciprocal Links & Link Exchanges

Not so long ago SEO was all about reciprocal linking and link exchanges and this was a primary link building strategy. Today however things have changed and search engines won’t give your links the recognition you were looking for because they can see that they are reciprocal. Search engines also look at the quality of the websites that you link to too so you should make sure that you check the websites you are linking to as well. If you have to link to a website that you don’t really like then just use the “rel=nofollow” attribute on your link.

Good Reciprocal Linking Is OK

If you link to some excellent sources then there really is no harm in checking to see if they will give you a link too. There is no penalty for exchanging links and if you gain plenty of traffic and new readers you won’t mind the fact that the search engines have ignored this link.

Dear Guru Scott

Ok he didn’t email Guru Scott, I made that shit up. He just emailed me and asked my thoughts on this matter. What Greg wants is to receive donations for his golf products that seem like a very easy sell. At least in my mind, but like most people on the web, Greg is very unclear on how to go about doing this. Well Greg you came to the right place! Because when you get done reading this you will be healed of your issue<<<< I am going to hell for this, I am in a very funny mood right now.

Here is the email,

Scott,

I took a look at your site and portfolio. True, you are great at what you do, but I only want to pay on performance, meaning I am willing to pay you a commission on every $30 donation that is made to the golf promo. Basically the promo works like this. $30 donation gets the golfer 30 sleeves of golf balls, and a hybrid 3 wood driver, so $450 worth of golf stuff! No brainer for golfers. There are 40 million golfers in the US alone, so if I gave you $2.50 per donation, and you could only get 1% of golfers to bite, you would make $1,000,000! Heck, if you were only able to get 10% of 1%, it would be a $100,000 pay day! And this we can keep running until it is pulled of the table by the manufacturer. Think of the possibilities if we can run this for 1 year, and if more and more golfers see it and buy. Could make us millionaires pretty easily, wouldn’t you agree? So, do me a favor and rethink the $100 down. You say you take risks, so do I, and I am risking that you can actually make us money. But, if you are adamant on the $100 down, what is the total cost to do a campaign to make me a millionaire?
Let me know your thoughts.

Greg

My email reply:
You have a website for this? this is not that hard to do. I will explain for free if I can post it on my blog?

– Scott

Here is the email reply,

Scott,

I do not have a web site for this yet. The manufacturer has a web site, but not one that allows a way to pay, yet. We would probably have to make a capture page and then an autoresponder, that drives them to the buying info page, and then a secure page driving the money to the manufacturers bank. We would code the deal to make sure that we got credit for it. Of course, I would have to get approval for all of this, but I am sure the manufacturer will go for it, as they want to brand themselves as quick as possible. I have absolutely no problem with you posting this on your blog as when I read your bio, I see you also like to play golf, and I assume you have similar people who read your blog.What do you think?

Thanks Greg for your email and allowing me to reply to this on my blog.  I just want to say first, wow this seems like a really easy sell! How are you not making money hand over fist? First off, where can I get mine?  I need 30 sleeves of balls, I will go through all those balls in about 3 weeks LOL!Reefer Poker Initial Deposit Bonus 150% - $1420

But the major issue here is that $2.50 is too low. For example – at Refer Poker I get 30% of all their action for every person I bring to refer poker, for life! Just for bringing people to refer poker, and I don’t really have to do anything but collect money. People smoking pot and playing for money, need I say more? It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, so to speak.

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Ok, maybe the Refer Poker was a bad example, but it was the best I could do to show how simple it is to make money on the web. But even Motive interactive will give me anywhere from $2.50-$10.00 for everything from people filling out questionnaires, to take love test, taking payday-loans or just playing Deal or no Deal online.

But never-the-less the offer is great, you have half the battle out of the way! The way I would go about this, if I was going to do it is very simple!

I would set up a single page website, literally saying “Want some golf balls and a new driver for 30 bucks?” Explain the offer and add some creditability to it with what ever credentials you got.  Slap a paypal button of the link to where the money can change hands, bingo-bango, your done!

To make some money this is also simple, go out and add about 20 articles about the offer and get about 1000 or so back-links, the total cost with the single page website and the back links might cost you $300.00-$400.00 on the high side, I don’t know if your going to make a million, but I bet you sell a shit load of golf balls and drivers!

Thanks Greg for your email to Scott!

WordPress plugin for excluding gallery pictures for adding to post.

If you want to add a gallery to your WordPress post and exclude pictures from the gallery to post in other places in your blog post. I have made a plugin for WordPress that will allow you to just this.

The problem is this, if you have a post and would like post a gallery and a picture in the same post that you don’t want to show in the gallery, you have an issue.  This option currently not available in WordPress.

Example of the current WordPress gallery issue:

I don’t have the plugin working on my website. But if you want to insert a photo (outside the gallery) in the post it will also show in the gallery as you can see above. This is a problem.

Example Pic:

*As you can see above posted in the gallery is this image

Screenshot of the example of the fix in place:

Video: How to use the fix

Free Downloads:

 

**Version 1.3 addresses gallery changes in how images are handled in the latest version of WP (3.4.2).

*New version for the plugin addressing this error (“Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /*folders*/wp-content/plugins/gallery-hack/gallery-hack.php:1011) in /*folders*/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 868″
***Please note – we have installed this on many blogs, not many need this update.

Here is the plugin that address this error gallery-hack 1.1: download here
***Please note the plugin up-loader for WordPress admin area requires .zip format.
***Please make sure WordPress blog is currently running the most up to date WP version.

Gallery-Hack 1.2 (This plugin is WordPress 3.0 compatible)

Authors of gallery-excluder plugin for WordPress:

Scott Asher of ScottRAsher.com

Hey,  to download Scott’s free premium WordPress theme, the same one posted on this blog! click here

Donations:

All donations go to Raj and Scott, thank you for your support.

***For support please use comment box. Please provide email in your reply, and link to the issues us to the issues you are having.

Also we are now offering custom support for our plugin, for $15.99 we install the plugin, fix any errors and make sure it is running properly. Please make sure to provide us with FTP and Admin area access to your blog. All your stuff is 100% safe. We are the good guy’s 😉

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